It's official: the hybrid work model is here to stay. The great work-from-home experience of more than two years has shown that employees can be just as productive working from anywhere and even more! This has led to companies realising that a remote or hybrid workplace is a viable option.
Most workers want their company to offer a hybrid work model post-pandemic, with the option to telecommute up to four days per week or less with compressed hours. Many companies are implementing a "productivity anywhere" workforce model and introducing the possibility of a hybrid workplace for employees and executive coaching to navigate this new approach.
The hybrid work model combines remote and in-person work, becoming more popular as companies attempt to create a more productive and positive work culture. However, some potential challenges come with this model, such as longer working hours, micromanagement, and the dissolution of traditional company culture. However, there are ways to avoid these challenges by building a more productive, streamlined, and positive work culture.
Creating a Hybrid Work Experience
As businesses move to a hybrid work setup, they face the challenge of preserving or upgrading traditional company culture. This can be difficult, as culture is more than just office perks and team-building events. Businesses must find ways to keep their employees connected and engaged, even when they are not in the office.
It’s More Than Just Added Perks
Culture starts with how a company approaches work. Things that are important to the company like trust, transparency, executive coaching, and autonomy can be achieved by giving employees the flexibility to work from home.
Free lunches and snacks will not help employees who are stressed or too busy to eat. Creating a healthy workplace culture is much more effective when you help your employees feel comfortable with their work and how they do it.
It’s Building Them Up for Success
Companies can do this through a combination of physical and emotional support, such as ensuring:
Hire an Executive Coach Who Can Bring All These and More
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